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The Great Get Together - 20.6.19

Dance Mats - June 2019

Y2 have been having a great time keeping fit on the North Kirklees Sport Partnership dance mats!

Fairburn Ings 13.6.19

Y2 have had a fabulous experience during their visit to Fairburn Ings Nature Reserve. Thankfully the weather was kind to them and they explored lots of science work in the outdoors, including minibeast hunts, bird watching and pond dipping. Many thanks to all who helped!

Dino Discovery - April 2019

Year 2 arrived at school to find an amazing discovery.

Forensic Scientist had visited school to investigate a discovery of some very large, unusual eggs.

Our Y2 children have interviewed an eye witness and are writing newspaper reports to spread the news!

Literacy Morning 21.3.19

We had a fabulous morning sharing all our literacy skills with our families. After finding out all about the English curriculum, our family members joined us in class to get a flavour for some of the activities that we do at Shaw Cross to become amazing readers and writers. 

Red Nose Day - 15.3.19

Year 2 had a great time during red nose day. Despite the cold, wet weather, families joined us for a session of events outside, including relay races, a joke orienteering hunt and planting funny face cress seeds, as well as some indoor class based activities. Children found out about the good causes supported by comic relief and as a school we raised a wonderful £274.19. Thank you everyone.

World Book Day - 7.3.19

Learn to Ride

As part of the North Kirklees Sports Partnership our Y2 children have developed their cycling skills with the help of the experts from the ‘Learn to Ride Scheme’.

"My child has never been confident but he came home, took his stabilisers off and just rode his bike!"

Road Safety

Y2 have been developing their understanding of road safety while working with experts from Kirklees. They have practised ‘Stop, Look, Listen and Think’.

RSPB Birdwatch - 17.1.19

Year 2 had a fabulous time working with their families to do lots of bird themed activities for the RSPB bird watch. As well as doing the official count, everyone made different bird feeders to take home and help feed the birds in our community, did craft activities and orienteering in our woodlands.


We have been working on yoga techniques to help develop body strength and also work on techniques for relaxation.

‘Yoga is so much fun because you get to relax all the time’.  Matilda

‘It calms you down and if you have something you are worrying about or angry about it helps you be calm’ Lula.

When you start to feel cross you could go to your bedroom and do the calm breathing’ Patrick.

‘It is really good because it helps you not to be stressed out. I could do it at home with my brother’  Maisey.

‘It is really calm’  Corey.

‘It helps you relax’ Oscar.

Christmas 2018

Bikeability - November 2018

Some of our Year 2 children have had the chance to work with Bikeability on balance bikes.

They developed their skills in getting the correct body position, using their strong legs to push and glide their way around, steering and braking. They all had a great time.

‘It was awesome’  Oscar C

‘It was fantastic’  Grace

‘I learnt how to balance without stabilisers’ Aleesha

‘I’m a professional’  Toby

Sports Coach -November 2018

Some children in Key Stage 1 have been enjoying working with Mrs Gerrard, a PE teacher from the School Games Partnership who is an expert in multi-skills. They worked hard to develop their core skills and muscle strength while enjoying playing lots of games.

PE Sportshall - November 2018

Children in Need - November 2018

Fox's Biscuits - October 2018

Our Year 2 children became Fox’s Employees for a week!

They were asked to research, design, make and promote a new biscuit that had a healthy option ingredients. Mr Carbutt, a manager, came to set the challenge and kept an eye on the employees through the week. After few hard shifts at work, he returned to see if they had succeeded in their role. This gave our children the opportunity to apply many life skills of communication, co-operation, and applying their learning in real life contexts as well as keeping to deadlines. Well done to everyone for all their efforts. (Including the staff and volunteers who kept up with their roles and department managers!).

Healthy Wraps - September 2018

After reading Sam’s Sandwich we designed and created some healthy wrap sandwiches of our own. We thought carefully about the nutritional value of the foods we chose, and developed our design technology skills in using cutting, grating and slicing tools. In literacy we developed our instruction writing by focussing on imperatives, adverbs, headings and bullet points to add detail and clarity to our work.

Bread - September 2018

Y2 read Sam’s Sandwich and wanted to make Samantha a healthier sandwich. They researched a balanced diet and looked at nutritional value of food. They also worked on reading instructions to make bread. It was delicious! Thank you Mrs Parry, our school cook, for helping us.

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